Title

A brief history of discovery, settlement and development

Date of this Version

3-1-2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Hundloe, T., & Page, C. (2015). A brief history of discovery, settlement and development. In T. Hundloe, B. McDougall, & C. Page (Eds.), The Gold Coast Transformed: From Wilderness to Urban Ecosystem (pp. 41-51). Clayton South, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

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Copyright © Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall & Craig Page, 2015

2015 HERDC submission

ISBN

9781486303298

Abstract

Extract: If we can rely on anecdotal data, the answers to what is truly Australian will start with mention of the koala, go to kangaroos and then include the rest of Australia's peculiar (to foreigners) fauna. The only exception might be that if we asked a male from the Asian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) what he identified Australia with, he might answer 'Cricket'. Putting that aside, the Gold Coast is very likely to be in the mix of Australian icons. To capture the essence of the Gold Coast, we need to talk about its history in more detail.

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